Archive for: January 2014

US to blame Syria for possible Super Bowl attack: Expert

Press TV has interviewed James Fetzer, a professor at the University of Minnesota Duluth, from Madison, to discuss James Clapper’s remarks regarding the potential threats of militants in Syria to Western nations. In preparation for Super Bowl XLVIII, authorities drilled with military aircraft this week what they would do in the event an airplane violated […]

Syria bio-weapons scare to justify US ‘armed struggle policy’

The US continues to demonize the Syrian government while Washington is looking for ways to balance arms supplies to the rebels against Geneva talks, anti-war activist Brian Becker told RT, claiming that America’s ultimate goal is to remove Assad. On Wednesday, US intelligence chief James Clapper abruptly warned senators that Syria possess the capability to […]

Cameron faces questions on national security strategy

David Cameron is to be questioned by the national security strategy committee on issues including the government’s response to events in Syria. The prime minister will be questioned about the national security strategy in parliament on Thursday amid continued concern about defence cuts and the activities of the intelligence agencies. David Cameron will be asked […]

Russia is the number one cyber threat to US Intelligence

US intelligence directors delivered their annual Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community to the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper listed ‘cyber’ as the top global threat, with Russia as the first country of possible nations to “likely be responsible for offensive cyber operations” against the US. National […]

Turkish military launched strike against ISIL inside Syria

The Turkish armed forces attacked a convoy of al-Qaeda-linked rebel vehicles in Syria in retaliation for cross-border fire on Tuesday, destroying three vehicles, Turkish media said. Turkish troops opened fire on Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) positions in northern Syria after a mortar shell fired from Syria landed in Turkish territory during […]

FIFA condemns Brazil’s World Cup protest violence

FIFA on Monday condemned “all kinds of violence after a man was shot and injured by military police during an anti-World Cup demonstration on Saturday in Sao Paulo. “FIFA fully respects people’s right to protest in a peaceful manner and as long as the rights of everybody are respected, but condemns any form of violence,” […]

Egypt’s Abdel al-Sisi poised to announce presidency bid

hree years after the “Arab Spring” toppled Hosni Mubarak, a secretive field marshal with a cult-like following is expected to announce his candidacy for the presidency of Egypt ahead of elections which he is expected to win easily. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, 59, has been urged to run by members of the public who reject the […]

Congress secretly approves U.S. arms to Syria opposition

Light arms supplied by the United States are flowing to “moderate” Syrian rebel factions in the south of the country and U.S. funding for months of further deliveries has been approved by Congress, according U.S. and European security officials. The weapons, most of which are moving to non-Islamist Syrian rebels via Jordan, include a variety […]

Lebanon: ISIS and Al-Nusra declare war on Hezbollah

The jihadi expansion into Lebanon is the main feature of a new phase to begin soon, ushering in a paradigm shift in terror attacks in the country. On January 24, online jihadi forums affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) were promoting a recorded speech by ISIS leader Abu Sayyaf al-Ansari, in […]

Snowden requests extra security after receiving death threats

Whistleblower Edward Snowden is reportedly set to request additional protection from Russian authorities after receiving a growing number of death threats. The former NSA contractor has been living at an undisclosed location in Russia since August when he received asylum from Washington’s prosecution. RT’s Marina Portnaya reports.

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